Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Harlem Blues & Jazz Band

The internationally renowned New York (and Harlem Meer Performance Festival) favorite is a super-group of significant sidemen of the classic jazz period from the 1920s and ‘30s. As originators of “jump blues,” they’ve played with America’s greatest jazz innovators, including Louis Armstrong, Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, and more.

Please note: Performances will now take place at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenue).

Entrance is FREE, and tickets are NOT required.

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